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The Catholic Foundation was established in 1955 by a group of visionary Catholic business and professional leaders in the midst of a period of remarkable growth and prosperity in the Dallas area to ensure that the physical and spiritual needs of those in the community who were less fortunate would never be overlooked.

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The Catholic Foundation Welcomes Three New Trustees To Board

L to R: Pratt, Bangs, Thompson, Howard, Kramer

Fred Bangs, Mark N. Howard and Dr. Mayra Thompson have been elected to The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees under the leadership of Board Chair Aileen Pratt, who is serving her second year of a two-year term. The new trustees will serve two, three-year terms ending in 2027.

“We welcome Fred, Mark and Mayra to The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees. Our board continues to grow in diversity and expertise, and we are thankful for the valuable time and effort our trustees give to The Catholic Foundation. Their strategic leadership will continue to propel the Foundation’s legacy of successfully serving donors and the Catholic community,” said Matt Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation.

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Lydia and Dan Novakov Named 2022 Catholic Foundation Award Honoree

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Lifetime Catholic philanthropists, supporters of charitable organizations to be honored next February

Lydia and Dan Novakov, long-time Dallas philanthropists with a passion for giving people a chance in life while dedicating their time, talent and treasure to serving others in areas including healthcare, Catholic education, children’s charities, the Catholic community as a whole including preservation of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe downtown, have been named the 39th Catholic Foundation Award honorees.

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LATEST NEWS

May 25, 2022

Mental Wellness Discussed At June 7th Catholic Community Network Session

The Tuesday, June 7th Catholic Community Network session will focus on the universal topic of mental wellness and feature Andy Keller, PhD, a nationally recognized thought leader on the topic.
May 9, 2022

Advisory Council Breakfast Guests Hear Update on Institute for Homiletics

Institute for Homiletics founding executive director Dr. Karla Bellinger spoke to The Catholic Foundation's Advisory Council members at an annual breakfast in Dallas in late April.
May 4, 2022

The Good Word - Spring 2022

This edition of The Good Word showcases what we consider to be a game changer when it comes to planned giving. You’ll read about our new strategic partnership with the Guadalupe Radio Network and Young Catholic Professionals and how those organizations have turned to The Catholic Foundation for support relative to their philanthropic strategy involving their patrons.

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The vision of The Catholic Foundation is to be the primary philanthropic leader whose trusted stewardship satisfies our donors' intentions while meeting the needs of our Catholic community.